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NBC
Jul 10, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, after an extensive study in march using high-tech equipment that uncovered a new problem. using high-tech equipment like the type diver at optical cables, inspectors found a potential outbreak in southwest baltimore in march. >> due to the proactive work of the baltimore city department of public works, we have gotten ahead of a potentially serious matter. >> most of the large water main breaks were caused by a stressed pipes sold to the nation for decades ago. dpw will begin adjustments. they will adjust 3 16-inch sections of the 54-inch main. >> please refrain from outside watering, car washing, until after sunset or during the early morning hours. please do not wash clothes or dishes or do non-essential indoor cleaning using water until late in the evenings or early morning trade used clothes washers or dishwashers only with full loads. we're asking that you remember that short showers use less water than filling a tub. >> dpw says there is a chance that water service could be interrupted, but using the conservation tips will reduce that chance. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 as. >> offici
NBC
Jul 23, 2012 12:00pm EDT
-old is suspected of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in one of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history. >> making his first court appearance with dyed hair following friday's mass shooting, suspect james holmes appeared before a judge for what is being called an initial advisement. a decision on further charges and the ruling is expected later. it is the first real look the public has had at the suspect, who has been held in solitary confinement since been taken into custody within minutes of the shooting. until now, we have only seen his picture. as the community of aurora, colorado continues to cope with what happened, the mayor says that they will survive. evidence from the gun man department. >> think of possible defenses for this guy. one thing that will be clear for anyone was that there was creek -- pretty clear deliberation in what this guy did. >> last night, the grieving community came together for a memorial service to render the victims. a poignant moment, colorado governor john hickenlooper read the names of those who died in the attack. a start community forced to cope wi
NBC
Jul 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
by the fatal stabbing of a tourist and a non-fatal stabbing of a four-year old boy. police tell us that recent experience with trouble caused by groups of young kids is working to their a bandage. >> we have made a lot more arrests for that behavior. that will be more consistent tomorrow night. people who are troublemakers or causing problems will be dealt with swiftly. >> the inner harbor will play host to a mobile command center which will allow officers to maintain security of the area. one of the first parade is underway right now. the celebration that has been around for nearly eight decades. >> it is a 78-year tradition. >> the people are here so i get to see my friends. >> it is very exciting and i like seeing all of the different things in the parade. >> we got here at 5:00 this morning to get these spots. we do it every year. >> everyone here start their celebration with the first parade of the day in baltimore county. >> this is what makes it. so patriotic and everything. it makes you feel great. it does a lot for you on this day. >> we get them while we can stand the heat, and then
NBC
Jul 13, 2012 12:00pm EDT
in baltimore county leaving one man dead. various following the story and will be joining us from police headquarters later on. meanwhile, another shooting investigation is under way, this one in carroll county. police say early this morning, one man was shot and killed while another was hurt. a 24-year-old is in police custody, accused of first-degree murder. we're told the incident happened in the 2000 block of liberty road. no word yet on the condition of the injured victim or a possible motive. police in prince george's county are looking for two masked men responsible for robbing a gas station attendant at gunpoint. authorities released this surveillance video, which shows the man jumping over the counter and demanding money. one of them and strikes the clerk over the head with a handgun and forces them to open the register. the pair was able to flee from the store with an unknown amount of cash. a baltimore city police detective is no longer on the force. this the latest piece of news we are following from the city police department. prosecutors claim an employee of the local groce
NBC
Jul 20, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. it is good news for all of us, whether we own a home or not, because i.t. is good news for our jobs and good news for our economy. >> there are seven so-called targeted areas throughout maryland where home buyers can qualify for lower interest rate. if you're looking to buy a new home, $1 million could help, right? that is what you could win if you entered the ultimate potato chip contest. lays is asking customers to create a new flavor. the winner could take home either $1 million or 1% of their flavor's sales in 2013. we use smartphones for nearly everything these days. there is a whole host of apps that allow you to better care for your pets. >> hands -- makde that paws -- down the best app. it helps define shelters and rescue groups. you search by breed, age, gender, size to find that perfect pet waiting for you. your pet will need an name. the pet names iphone app helps you find one. this is an easy-to-use a guide to find pet-friendly hotels and restaurants where your pet is as welcome as you are, for the iphone and android. ikibble is useful if you like to give your pet people food. se
NBC
Jul 19, 2012 12:00pm EDT
sarah caldwell. our big story, the u.s. supreme court blocks a ruling by maryland's highest court. the decision will have a huge impact on the way police officers conduct investigations. jennifer has details on the ongoing court battle over the dna testing. >> for now, law enforcement are considering this a victory. >> in april, the maryland court of appeals ruled police could no longer collect dna samples from suspects after an arrest without a warrant. but now a supreme court chief justice has reversed that ruling, at least temporarily. a baltimore defense attorney explains it is a victory for maryland law enforcement. >> it means they're free to collect dna upon arrest. >> the change was sparked by the state's request for the supreme court to look at a case where a man was convicted on a 2003 rate based on dna evidence taken after his arrest in 2010. the court of appeals root -- ruled that his fourth amendment rights had been violated. >> it wasn't a we had a chance to take a look at this, we're going to put the brakes on the maryland court of appeals decision. >> the order all
NBC
Jul 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. let's start with breaking news. capt. roy taylor about a house fire. what can you tell us? >> this is harrison wrote in harrisville. we understand they had a kitchen fire in this residence here. the kitchen ended up catching fire and burning through the roof of this house. don't have reports of injuries at the present time. baltimore county police have shut down the road in both directions. reporting why with sky team 11, ibm capt. roy taylor. >> now to our big story, the cleanup after the storm. bge crews are not the only ones working to get crews back on at the grid. 11 news reporter nadia ramdass is live at b.w.i. marshall airport. hi, nadia. >> as you can see behind me, this staging area appears to be a ghost town, compared to yesterday when crews were just arriving to start work. 3300 bge and out-of-state workers are working together to restore power to maryland and they say they are up for the challenge. as the sun started to rise on a hazy tuesday morning, thousands of eager utility workers set out for another day of work, trying to restore power to maryland residen
NBC
Jul 6, 2012 12:00pm EDT
jobs reported, 20,000 less than expected. brian mooar has the latest from washington. >> the u.s. economy added a disappointing 80,000 jobs and the unemployment rate held steady at 8.2%. >> it's not great, but it moves forward. >> economists expected a mediocre 90,000-100,000 jobs. this is not good news for president obama. he is wrapping up a two-day battle ground bus tour. they announced their getting tough with china. >> they can change the tax code to give the tax breaks for those companies that invest here in america. >> have you heard the phrase johnny come lately? when it comes to getting tough with china, this is barack, lately. trying to give the president a rough road. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >> coming up, the death penalty. that was the verdict in the murder case of his pregnant wife. a woman kidnapped and relieve rate is now overcoming all odds to become a mother. the first time i saw fios it was absolutely amazing. for years and years we had to put up with cable. once we got fios it was like somebody like took our computer and shook all the junk out of it.
NBC
Jul 12, 2012 12:00pm EDT
they will be in the high country out toward the west. baltimore could use the rain all across the state. we will continue to talk about that when we come back. >> the county police chief is retiring after receiving a no- confidence vote from the police union over accusations that he was not doing anything about the abuse of police details. major pamela davis will lead the department until a replacement can be found. she holds a master's degree from johns hopkins and is a graduate of the fbi academy. she will be the first female chief of police for this department. >> i think it is a good interim step. and in the long term, because of what the department is going through, and because there will be more investigations, they probably need to do a national search. >> the chase retirement is effective august 1st. the city board of estimate approved a pay raise and a new contract for fire chief james clack. the new contract gives him a more than 3% increase each year for the next five years. not everything went in the mayor's favre at the meeting. there was sparring over the city phone system. blake wasrawling
NBC
Jul 18, 2012 12:00pm EDT
that will allow city police to use camasses that join the program. the mayor believes the system will help residents reduce crimes in their neighborhood. gov. martin o'malley is calling for a special session to expand gambling in the state and to push for a new casino. state officials are debating whether the tax hike or tax slot machine revenue should be lowered them than house members have resisted the idea. an accident in baltimore county during this morning's commute leaves one person dead and at least two others injured around 5:15 this morning at old york road at glenberry court. the car was split in half. authorities are still trying to determine what led to the crash. second to one. for the first time in many years, at johns hopkins falls out of the top spot. slipping 2 number two among america's best hospitals, slipping behind massachusetts general in boston. the johns hopkins held the number 1 position for 21 years main bank officials say they will continue to work to be the very best. >> the best research, innovation, and provide the best care available. that is what we do hear.
NBC
Jul 9, 2012 12:00pm EDT
on edison highway on thursday. he was wearing a white shirt and shorts and black sneakers. officials tell us he has to the elemental disabilities. anyone with information is asked to call 91 immediately. the heat moves inside chambers of capitol hill today. congress is back from holiday break. lawmakers are expected to spend the rest of the month pushing partisan measures. on the agenda, a series of votes that will not spell out a compromise. we have details from capitol hill. >> members of the house are expected to start talking about a bill to repeal obamas health care law. it is one of several measures intended for political show instead of progress. congress is meeting for the first time since the end of june. first up in the house, talks to overturn a federal health care law. >> repealing it would revitalize the economy and the values on which our country was founded. >> the point is to make a point. last month congress passed a bill extending lower student loan rates and authorized federal transportation money. >> those steps will make a difference in the lives of millions of americans
NBC
Jul 16, 2012 12:00pm EDT
temperatures. i am afraid to use the triple digits, but by wednesday, we could see those. 89 at the airport. humidity is not too bad right now. it will build over the next couple of days. it will end, i promise. i will talk about it in the insta-weather-plus forecast. >> a man is shot and killed in home invasion in baltimore city, and two others are heard. it happened on a lothian road in baltimore. we will keep you updated on the tv 11 and wbaltv.com. now to the latest on the search for the accused gunman over the weekend. investigators said saturday night, 29-year-old tuan thiam went to a spa and ellicott city and got into a fight with a man outside a female victim was working inside and had a protective order against pham. pham is wanted for attempted murder, assault, and gun offenses. all baltimore city police officer is on administrative leave after officials say he shot and killed unarmed man in baltimore. he was outside a 7-eleven store early saturday morning with a semiautomatic gun. when officers responded to the scene, he took off, leading officials on a police chase, it was brief
NBC
Jul 17, 2012 12:00pm EDT
of the radar. all clear here. we have some haze. it is a baking us right now. a couple of isolated showers along that. running into the high pressure. the air is relatively dry here. it is not as humid as it was yesterday. temperature is, well? we were barely comfortable, at or just below in a bit normal yesterday. boom. we are going to be up there as temperatures fall below this normal line of 87, 88 degrees or so. if we take a look at the pollen count. another set of numbers here. trees are not counting at all. grass in the moderate range. 569 for the count. temperatures at the noon hour. indianapolis, 93. at 91 on the boardwalk at ocean city. edgewood, at 92. 92 frederick. it is 79 out in far western maryland. everybody has sunshine here. you take a look at the dew points yesterday. it was a sultry day yesterday. this is all technical stuff. the dew points down today. our do points are now in the upper 50's. technically, it makes it feel a little bit more comfortable. their only one of degree or two about what it really feels like. temperature is right around 95 to 100 or so. we are not
NBC
Jul 24, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. if someone sees the named penn state, they will not think of what it used to be. they will think of what has become. >> i don't think there's any dollar amount that will undo what happened at penn state. it is a drop in the bucket. penn state brings in $200 million a year from alumni. >> city police officers are investigating a late-night homicide in west baltimore. we brought this to you last night as breaking news at 11:00. the victim has not been identified. we are getting word of another shooting just around 10:00 p.m. city police officers responded to a call of shots fired at east preston street, where they found a 27-year-old male victim suffering a gunshot went to the light sentencing is scheduled for a man convicted in his role in a murder for hire plot. he faces a life sentence without the possibility of parole his co-defendant, shot a hickman, testified that she paid him a2 kill albert ro. she was afraid that he would find out she was stealing money from the business. >> i still think there is a threat of severe weather route in baltimore this afternoon. nothing going on right now.
NBC
Jul 27, 2012 12:00pm EDT
but no other details are available. the wait is finally over. in just a couple of hours, the u.s. olympic team will walk in the opening ceremony as the summer olympics kickoff. we will have more on the summer olympic games, but first, another type of games are set to begin here in maryland. governor of malate announcing another special session to discuss gambling in the state. david collins is in annapolis. >> the governor is calling for a special session to begin august 9. state house leadership expects it to last three days. house speaker michael bush says there are enough votes in his chamber to have passage. >> we will be calling a special session to resolve the issue. it will not only allowed us to move forward with the creation of additional needed jobs in the state but it will also allow us to be able to realize fairly quickly approximately $100 million in additional revenues for maryland's no. 1 ranked public schools. >> the bill to do that is still being drafted. it would allow a casino to operate in prince george's county and would allow table games in maryland casinos. one issue is
NBC
Jul 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
worked on and on and on. truckle use -- truck crews, three-six truck gangs at one time either trying to get the trees cut or get the power lines and the power restored back to homes. a massive operation for bge. reporting live from skype team 11 -- sky team 11. >> are using pockets of just a mess and then everything ok and then more pockets? >> pretty much. but one thing we noticed as the trees that have been knocked down have been massive. not like small saplings. they are huge trees that have crushed homes. they have just done tremendous amount of damage. hit and miss between the neighborhoods. pretty much like a rolling pin, as you might say. like a rolling pin came through and pretty much wiped out a neighborhood and then picks up and then comes down again. b g e has its hands full trying to get power restored to the citizens -- bge has its hands full. >> now to the big story. crews are working around the clock to restore power to hundreds of thousands left without power by friday's deadly thunderstorms. nadia ramdass tells us some of the residents are banding together. >> lisa,
NBC
Jul 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, it is hard sleeping at night. all of a sudden feeling sick, and -- all of us have been feeling sick, and we have bouts of lead additives, feeling nauseated. >> it was hard adjusting to no electricity, hot water, or food in the house. >> i'm having to go to my niece's house to shampoo my hair, i'm going to charge my phone over there, i am going to use her computer for a few minutes. and i'm running out of batteries. >> bge expects repairs to continue through the week. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> security was a major concern. police took big measures to keep the area safe following incidents on the port last year, one of them deadly. so far, police have not reported major issues at the inner harbor last night. some people said they were elected to attend, but felt relieved -- when relieved they were -- some people said they were reluctant to attend, but felt relief when they found the police presence. >> commissioner barksdale has made sure we have a new plan in place that will focus on agility and mobility. officers can move swiftly through parts of the city or area that we may determ
NBC
Jul 11, 2012 12:00pm EDT
owners believe they are being used as scapegoats for the city's crime problems. >> people that are robbed in that environment, it will not change. because there is no liquor store. to pinpoint a liquor store as being the problem for people's bad behavior is wrong. >> the city's planning director says the change will be introduced to the city council this fall and it will be phased in over two years. >> we have some clouds in the area today but there is some son, to with no rain nearby. temperatures are rising. that is normal for this time of year. it is already 84 at the airport and humidity is down to 44%. the twins are 6 miles per hour. it is 88 degrees downtown. lower humidity and unseasonably warm temperatures will make for pleasant conditions. yesterday the isolated showers popped up and we will find out what happens in the rest of the forecast. >> under maryland law, your car could simply disappear and be sold out from under your nose. tonight at 11, we expose blossom says a license to steal. here's a preview -- >> from -- some local car owners say they had no intention of selling t
NBC
Jul 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT
will come back at us at the end of the week. for now, it is really nice. 82 at the airport. 75 and once mr. the dew points have dropped into the upper 50s. that hardly happens this time of year. 52 at the airport. 549 york, pennsylvania. precipitation has not been around us. with the high pressure around, it will keep all the way. next batch of rain coming in ahead of the warm air again. we might see a shower or thunderstorm tomorrow. it will get warmer with temperatures expected in the mid 90's. this afternoon, if you are sneezing, probably the grass pollen. that's in the malmoderate range. if you are voting this afternoon, it should be beautiful on the water -- if you are boating this afternoon. the forecast for this afternoon, mostly sunny skies and a little breeze out of the north or northeast. highs in the 80's. humidity will be low. this evening, just a few high, thin clouds. the heat will come back. 95 on thursday. scattered showers and thunderstorms both of those days. a cold front on friday night. that should cool things off a little bit as we head into the weekend. it is going to
NBC
Jul 26, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. for us to speculate on a motive would be unfair. >> violet ripken was reported missing around 8:00 tuesday night. the towercam family has issued the following statement -- the ripken family has issued the following statement -- of course, many people associated with the orioles take a close eye on the developments yesterday. the manager started with his thoughts about what happened to violet ripken and even delivered a shocking story of his own. >> my mom had somebody break in during the middle of the night and tied her up with a cord from the radio paying bank she was listening to the game. this was a few years back. she found out later she knew the guy. >> show walter's mother was not. hurt during the incident. that we first brought you on 11 news today. a deadly shooting in west baltimore. a man was shot around 3:00 this morning. he was pronounced dead at shock trauma. preliminary reports suggest the shooting resulted after a home invasion. police are still trying to determine what caused an accident between a by some of bicyclist and a police vehicle in southwest baltimore.
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